Stories by Stephen Lawson

I-mate phones may stir up enterprise mobile

A vendor based in Dubai pounced on the enterprise mobility market on Tuesday evening with a set of Windows Mobile 6 phones that come with built-in security and management software and will be sold independent of carriers.

WLAN patent threat may be resolved

A roadblock that reportedly could have held up a key wireless LAN standard seems to have been cleared now that the CSIRO has responded to the IEEE standards body.

VoiceCon ready to kick off in San Francisco

Microsoft has licensed its RT Audio Codec for IP (Internet Protocol) voice calls to major hardware vendors including Intel, Texas Instruments. and Polycom., the company is set to announce at the VoiceCon conference. It joins several vendors using the event as a showcase for IP telephony advancements.

Femtocells: Obscure name, bright future

For all the speed mobile operators are building into their networks, a lot of it doesn't reach subscribers trying to make calls or surf the Web indoors. While some carriers look to Wi-Fi and dual-mode phones to bridge the gap, another technology is coming along that could work with the handsets customers have today.

Service hasn't crashed, Skype says

Skype's Internet voice service "has not crashed or been victim of a cyber attack," the eBay subsidiary said late Thursday after some users were unable to log on for hours.

Cisco muffles Linksys death knell

The saga of Cisco Systems and its Linksys consumer and small-business division continued last week as Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers hinted at the companies' future branding strategy.